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Dec 23, 2012 6:30pm EST
>>> on this sunday night you an nbc news exclusive. the head of the nra hits back at his critics. i >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools, then call me crazy. >> his only interview since tt tragedy in newtown and that defying announcement tuesday. >>> pulling back the curtain, what mir a he is son just revealed about his father's run for the white house that has a lot of people talking tonight. >>> i spy with my little eye. the government issues a warning to parents about who's tracking your kids, their personal information and what they're doing on all those mobile devices. >>> and how does he do it? >> he types is the house number and then the name appears up on the ipad. >> for the inside scoop on all things santa, we went straight to the experts. >> he showed me where the elves were. >>> good evening. after the his defiant and controversial response on friday to renewed calls for stronger gun laws in the wake of the connecticut school shooting, the head of the nra finally took questions today. wayne lapierre sat down with nbc's david grego
NBC
Dec 26, 2012 4:30am EST
tornadoes in four states and dumped snow as far as texas. nbc's chris pallone has the latest from alabama. >> oh, wow, oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> reporter: in mobile, alabama, a christmas surprise no one wished for. a tornado that touched down right near the emergency center. the twister left lots of damage at its waking blowing out first and second floor floor windows. and tearing off the roof at the high school. with trees and power lines down, tens of thousands are without electricity. the storm sent people scrambling for cover. >> one of the customers looked out the window, and he said there's a tornado coming. i looked out and saw the sparks, the debris, i got everybody, seven customers, and said we need to come in the back. >> i probably hurt my baby grabbing her running for protection because there was no time. >> reporter: the system spun from a massive storm system from the nation's midsection. earlier christmas day, a tornado touched down near mcneil, mississippi, more than a dozen homes were damaged and several people suffered minor damage. in texas, a live stock feed
NBC
Dec 1, 2012 5:30pm PST
an overpass. at least two people have died. many more are hurt. nbc's craig melvin has the latest. >> reporter: police say the passengers, more than 30 of them, were part of a church group. most of them were elderly. >> fire and rescue crews had to use the jaws of life to cut a huge hole in the side of the bus to access the patients. the front of the bus is so heavily damaged that crews could not get into the bus. >> reporter: officials say the driver went past two large signs warning drivers about the low overpass. >> we're still not sure why he did not see the clearance sign which would have told him that his bus was too tall for the area where he was driving. >> reporter: nearly 30 people were hurt, three of them critically. more attention has been given to bus safety in recent years, sparked by sometimes fatal accidents. in march of last year 15 people were killed when a bus in new york city fell from an elevated highway and slammed into a utility pole, which peeled its top off. this summer a tire blew out on a bus going from chicago to st. louis, killing one and injuring doze
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 6:30pm EST
. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm kate snow in tonight for brian, and on this new year's eve, lawmakers may be watching the ball drop from their offices at the u.s. capitol. it has been a day of twists and turns in washington, both procedural and political as the white house and congress tried to find a way to avert those automatic tax and spending measures that kick in midnight tonight. the bottom line at this hour, we are headed over the proverbial fiscal cliff. we say that because the senate hasn't voted on any kind of deal. you see it there live. and the house has said even if there is a deal, they're not going to bring any bill to a vote on this new year's eve. so the big question tonight, what impact will it have on every american? we have all of it covered, and we begin with nbc's kelly o'donnell for the latest from capitol hill. kelly? >> reporter: good evening, kate. well, congress is out of time, and frustrations are really running over. and while democrats and repu
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Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
decades later. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening, i'm natalie morales in tonight for brian. it is down to the wire now with about 80 hours until the fiscal cliff deadline. and on what is a holiday weekend for many, that is not the case for congressional leaders in washington. there was a sense of urgency today as the president met with house and senate leaders along with the treasury secretary and vice president a short while ago at the white house to try and forge a last-minute deal. the president says he is optimistic, but at this hour, the fiscal cliff still looms. we begin our coverage with nbc's white house correspondent, peter alexander who has been watching the developments all day. peter, good evening to you. >> reporter: natalie, good evening to you. after his first meeting with all of the top four congressional lawmakers since before thanksgiving, the president marched into the briefing room here at the white house and he said the time for immediate action is now. he
MSNBC
Dec 25, 2012 2:30am PST
this nasty weather system col whip up dangerous conditions in the southeast. nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer has been tracking the storm for us. >> we're talking bad because it's a little bit of everything. we are looking at a severe storm certainly possible. we've already had a tornado warning posted down through northern acadia parish in louisiana. that has now since been lifted but we are going to see more severe weather break out all across the gulf coast states with a good chance of seeing some potential for tornados. we also have snow falling all across new england right now, heaviest in upstate new york. we still have the wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain back through the hartford area, and that is going to be an issue for anyone traveling early this morning. we also though have to keep an eye out for these storms where we do have a severe thunderstorm watch posted and eventually we will see severe storm warnings get issued i'd say all across louisiana. all of those flooshz of light, that's the cloud to ground lightning we're seeing. so very strong storms back through louis
NBC
Dec 22, 2012 6:30pm EST
. nbc's kristen welker is traveling with the president in honolulu. hello, kristen. >> reporter: lester, good evening. president obama played a round of golf this afternoon but white house officials say this is also a working vacation for him and for his staffers. that is little comfort for the millions of americans wondering what the uncertainty in washington means for them. president obama arriving in hawaii after leaving a washington in disarray. while the president put politics aside for his weekly address -- >> michelle and i want to wish you a merry christmas and a happy holidays. >> reporter: -- on friday the focus was on the fiscal cliff. mr. obama conceded a large deal may now be impossible but urged congress to at least prevent taxes from going up on middle class americans while extending unemployment insurance and laying the groundwork for deficit reduction. >> i expect democrats and republicans to get back to washington and have it pass both chambers. and i will immediately sign that legislation into law. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner also headed home after a bruis
NBC
Dec 25, 2012 6:30pm EST
his deadly trap left a note. here's nbc's ron mott. >> reporter: police say the christmas eve ambush of four firefighters battling a massive house fire in new york was spelled out by the suspected arsonist and shooter in chilling, typewritten detail. >> quote, i still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood i can burn down and do i like doing best, killing people. >> reporter: authority ts say 62 years william spengler, who served prison time for killing his grandmother more than 30 years ago, shot at first responders who arrived at his burning house, the fire spreading to six other homes. >> we are being shot at. multiple firemen down. i am shot. i think he's using an assault rifle. >> he was equipped to go to war to kill innocent people. >> reporter: the gunman was well-fortified with weapons and ammo. the same model used in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. tomasz kaczowka and mike chiapperini were killed. spengler killed himself. and late today, human remains were found in spengler's house and suspect they belong to his missing sister. >> microsoft is alway
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 2:30am PST
his guns. congress can't do anything about it until next month nbc danielle leigh joins us from washington. good morning. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. as that gun debate heats up, we are also approaching the fiscal cliff. we're talking about uncertainty now on two issues close to american's hearts and across the country people are responding. some spending less this holiday this season as the fiscal cliff nears and others buying guns as that intensifies. fresh off a demand for armed guards in school, nra's wayne lapierre remained defiant in his one and only interview with david gregory. >> if it's crazy for calling for armed police in our schools to protect our children, call me crazy. >> reporter: the nra's leader dismissed calls for weapons bans. >> reporter: americans are responding, some buying weapons. >> i'm here to take advantage of an opportunity to do something about that before it happens. >> reporter: others protesting at gun shops. >> it's just not right. it's just insanity. insanity. >> reporter: back on capitol hill lawmakers address how to address this pri
NBC
Dec 29, 2012 6:30pm EST
exclusively with nbc news. >>> here we go again. another big winter storm blankets the northeast. tonight the latest on where it's headed and how it's affecting holiday travel. >>> high profits from marijuana, at least that's what some entrepreneurs are hoping for as they see big potential in states where pot is legal. >>> and can't stay away. what happened when the parents of one college student just couldn't let go? she gave them a lesson they never expected. >> good evening. the deadline looms less than three days away now and still no sign that congressional leaders have come up with a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. the president again today called on lawmakers to act before taxes automatically go up for every american and spending cuts kick in. but republicans aren't happy with the proposal the white house is offering. so on a saturday night, washington is still at a stalemate and the public is pretty clearly growing frustrated. david gregory sat down exclusively with the president today. he'll share some insight in just a moment. first we go to nbc's kristen welk
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 2:00am PST
injury. they tell nbc news his death death is being investigated as a possible suicide. s.e.a.l. team 4 was part of a mission to train local afghan police to combat the taliban. >>> in the meantime, what's being called a possible insider attack, a civilian american advisor was killed by a woman wearing an afghan uniform. at least 53 international troops have been killed by afghan soldiers or police this year. >>> back here at home now, it is crunch time for holiday shoppers. many retailers have expanded hours and stepped up promotions to entice those who waited until the very last minute to finish their christmas list. nbc's francis coe has more. >> reporter: as santa finishes up his list and checks it twice before his big trin, most americans are headed out, too, to finish shopping for everyone on their list. >> just getting something for my grand mom, something for my mom. >> mom, dad, brothers, sister. >> sneakers for my nephew. that's t. i'm done. >> reporter: but according to a survey last week, there are millions of shoppers who are not quite done. 132 million to be exact.
NBC
Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
in the parking lot. nbc bay area news. >> definitely wet out there. thanks so much. >> a big bay area spores story just became official late tonight. one of the most celebrated players in giants history is no longer a giant. brian wilson is a free agent. the giants failed to offer a contract before the deadline. they could still sign the bearded relief pitcher, but he is free to sign with any other team as well. >> more on the storm coverage. the rain expected to be relentless this weekend. flooded roads and freeways around the bay area. several inches of rain and a couple of trees and more to come. we have live team coverage tonight. stephanie trong is in palo alto and people who survived the flood are worried again tonight. let's go to jeff ranieri with what's happening right now. >> a lot of rain in northern california. it's not just here in the bay area, but a good section of california. you can see on the estimated rainfall over the past 24 hours is covered in this dark green. that's at least three inches of rainfall. a lot of the river basins can't take any more. it's not j
NBC
Nov 30, 2012 5:00pm PST
everyone around the bay area. let's bring in now nbc bay area's marianne favro who joins us from san jose with a look at the impact. marianne? >> reporter: well, raj, i'm here on holman avenue in san jose where earlier today motorists were forced to drive through several inches of water. you can see that the flooded sign is still up behind me, and the city is not going to take it down any time soon because the storm is not over yet. the storm certainly made a splash in the south bay, flooding this section of coleman avenue in san jose. and rain pummelled the roadways, stranding this motorist on highway 87, pooling water and slick surfaces prompted many to have a cautious commute. >> you can crash in a second. your brakes are not going to work with water. so i think it's pretty crazy driving like this. so i prefer to stay home. >> reporter: parking lots became ponds. here on alpine road at highway 280 near palo alto, a sloping power pole caused high voltage lines to sag, forcing the road to close. throughout the south bay, pg&e says more than 200 customers lost power. the heavy rains
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 4:00pm EST
innocent victims. nbc's jay gray joins us now live from newtown with the latest today. jay? >> reporter: you are absolutely right. another rough day here as you have described today. first graders from sandy hook elementary gathering to bury two more of their classmates while students at other schools here went back to class for the first time since the tragedy. the pain of saying good-bye has become a part of every day now in newtown. this grieving community buried two more first graders today. jessica rekos loved horses and asked santa for cow girl boots and a hat for christmas. a first born, she liked to plan and organize so much her family called her their ceo. james mattioli, nicknamed jay, loved sports on his ipad. early riser. he usually ended the day cuddled up on the couch next to his mom. there are so many here holding one another tight right now unable to sthak the horror. for jean ro . >> they kept saying that -- one of the boys said he had a big gun and a little gun. i -- i -- i could not fathom what they were talking about. >> reporter: he found the boys huddl
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 2:00am PST
expected in some areas. this storm so far being blamed for at least six deaths. and as nbc's kurt gregory reports, the storm is creating a post holiday travel nightmare. >> reporter: cleanup on the day after christmas for the deep south. a record of more than 20 tornadoes as a massive storm system ripped through mississippi and alabama and left arkansas with a record-breaking white christmas. that storm system continued its march across the center of the nation wednesday, leaving a near whiteout from detroit -- >> not used to it. it's slick. >> reporter: -- to indianapolis. >> it's definitely a doozy out there. >> reporter: the blizzard-like conditions making getting anywhere nearly impossible, on the ground and in the skies. thousands of passengers were stranded in dallas, where temperatures stayed below freezing, forcing airlines to deice their planes. the storm has caused more than 1,300 cancellations nationwide on one of the busiest travel days of the year, and there are growing worries as the storm pushes into the northeast. in areas hard hit by sandy, residents are stocking up and r
NBC
Dec 26, 2012 6:30pm EST
missed. just what do these mannequins see in you? "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm natalie morales in tonight for brian. and we begin with serious winter weather that is moving east. rain, snow and wind that is snarling a lot of travel plans for those trying to make it home from holiday travels. it is the same storm system that is responsible for at least three deaths and spawned record-setting tornadoes in the south over the past 24 hours. we have it all covered, and we begin with the experts who are always out in the middle of these storms. weather channel meteorologist mike seidel is just outside buffalo, new york. good evening to you, mike. >> hey, natalie. in buffalo, they're known for the snow. they average 8 feet of snowfall a season. but so far this year, they've only had 6 1/2 inches, leaving many to wonder, where's the white? that's all changing this evening. a major snowstorm has dumped over a foot of snow across parts of the midwest. indiana got hit hard.
MSNBC
Dec 14, 2012 2:00am PST
. nbc is live for us in cairo. he has the latest. ayman, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. a series of rapid developments inside and outside the country. inside syria, first of all, rebels announced they made very important gains on the outskirts of the city of aleppo and the capital damascus. in aleppo they're reporting to have taken over a military base belonging to the regime and in damascus, they've taken over a military installation on the outside of that country's airport. that also links to the issue of outside support for the syrian regime, including russia which says it will stand by president bashar al assad despite comments yesterday from a senior russian official acknowledging that in fact president ais losing control of that country to the opposition. as you mentioned today, the united states sent a symbolic show of force to turkey and nato member along with the dutch government. they have now deployed patriotic missiles, a defense system that will include 400 american operators to work that system for the turkish government. lynn? >> ayman, than
NBC
Dec 17, 2012 6:30pm EST
for a community shouldering an unbearable loss. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. the wave of sadness and national reflection continues tonight as reality set in a bit today in newtown, connecticut, a town that laid two 6-year-old boys to rest today after the president's visit there last night. while we learn more today about these victims and sadly more information about the gunman, his possible plans and schemes and this awful thing he carried out. and so to start off our reporting on a monday night after such a sad weekend in this country, we go back to the town that remains the saddest spot in our country, nbc's anne thompson is in newtown for us tonight. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. i'm actually in the center of the borough of sandy hook. every day brings new details about what happened inside that school. and today we learn that not one, but two people were injured in the attack. welcome news about survivors on a day when the funerals began. old enou
NBC
Nov 30, 2012 5:30pm PST
set of winners but there is mystery surrounding the second winner. nbc kerry sanders with us from the hometown of one very lucky family in dearborn, good evening, kerry. >> reporter: well, good evening, the winners, cindy and mark hill, live here, and despite the wins, mark will keep his truck but would like to get a new red camaro. cindy and mark hill say their heads are still spinning. that winning ticket was just one of two to hit the record powerball jackpot. the winnings so large here, cindy, who you see here purchasing the ticket at the convenience store last wednesday can't keep track of how big a cut her family will get. >> how much money did we win? >> i think it is $293 million, at least. >> reporter: it was the day after, cindy was back at the store, checking the numbers. >> i got back in the car, i thinking, is that the right numbers? i was shaking, i called my husband, i thought i was having a heart attack. >> reporter: at the local high school gym where students were invited to listen to the story, 51-year-old cindy, who is unemployed, and her husband, mark, who was a me
NBC
Dec 1, 2012 6:00pm PST
calling for it to be back down below flood stage by monday. for nbc bay area nbc, i'm meteorologist chris warren, the weather channel. >> as this next storm approaches, pg and e crews are bracing for the worst and still working to restore power to hundreds of people still in the dark from the last storm. pge officials said more outages popped up today because the soil is so saturated, trees keep on falling. right now the north bay is the biggest problem area. still minor compared to a couple of days ago in napa 358 customers in the dark. in the east bay pinole about 254, richmond about 100. viewers have been sharing pictures with us like this one snapped in san francisco today. if you have storm photos send they're them our way to news tips at nbcbayarea.com. we are tracking a series of storms around the clock. stay with us for continuing coverage on air and online. we'll keep you updated tonight at 11:00 as well and 7:00 a.m. tomorrow. >>> a reported home invasion in the south bay continues to scare neighbors in the small town of montecerano. people are wried because the men who ki
NBC
Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm EST
exclusive interview with nbc news. >>> the power of words, how writing a poem about the newtown school shootings landed a high school student in hot water did. she go too far? >>> the timeless message of one of our most sacred documents, the emancipation proclamation at 150. >>> and striking a chord -- ♪ with a new take on one of the greatest stories of all time. why "les mis" still resonates for so many. >>> good evening, the words being thrown around on capitol hill were not what anyone wanted to hear, major setback, impasse, sticking points and now late word there will be no vote tonight. the light shining on top of the capitol dome mean he is a this the hour you can the senate and house of representatives are still officially in session but not much is happening tell white house, the president awaits word of movement, all heavy-duty negotiating to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff is going on behind closed doors. we have correspondents watching it on both ends of pennsylvania avenue and we begin with nbc's kelly o'donnell on capitol hill with the very latest on the ongoing negotia
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 4:30am EST
massacre. meanwhile, more families will hold funerals. nbc's danielle leigh joins us. >> reporter: good morning. over my shoulder, you may be able to make out a christmas tree that's marking the memorial that is marking the focal point of this little town. it's just incredible to walk by that memorial to see the letters, stuffed animals, all the mementos that mourners brought here to the victims. today, students will go past that memorial has they return to school after the shooting. it will be a reminder that things will not be the same. we saw yesterday the two funerals of jack pinto and noah pozner. one of the viewings will be for that teacher vicki soto who died trying to shield her students from the gunfire. sandy hook, their schools are definitely locked down as part of that investigation that investigators say acould be months' worth of work. pour them, when they will return to work is indefinitely on hold. >>> it may be surprising to some, but in the wake of friday's devastating shooting rampage, gun sales have surged. . nancy pelosi called for that. >> the voices of reasons can
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 7:00pm EST
being felt around the world. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television 6 captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. four days now since the tragedy that altered our entire country. the gun lobby has spoken its first words on the subject. the national rifle association, the nra, which is routinely referred to as the most powerful grassroots lobbying organization in this country, has been silent. they said today out of respect for the victims. ever since a troubled young man with four firearms took 28 lives, including his own, 20 of them little children at an elementary school in newtown, connecticut. along with mental health, the gun control debate has come roar into the american conversation. and in addition to their statement tonight, the nras promising to say more in a news conference at the end of the week. it's all where we begin tonight with nbc's tom costello in washington. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. the white house today said president obama supports senator feinstein's proposed bill that would ban a
NBC
Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm EST
us away from the fiscal cliff. sources tell nbc news party leaders in the senate are drafting a small stop-gap plan. the question is whether minority leader mitch mcconnell and majority leader harry reid can draft a bill that will pass the house. any bill that does come up for a vote tomorrow or monday will likely not address massive spending cuts but lawmakers are trying to avoid tax increases for most americans. nbc's david gregory talked to president obama about negotiations today in an interview that airs on "meet the press" tomorrow. the president continues to be optimistic but he, i think, in part is doing the interview on "meet the press" because he wants to keep the pressure on republicans to get something done and made very clear in the course of the interview that there's a political cost to be paid if there is not a deal. you can see the full interview with the president from the white house tomorrow morning on "meet the press" at 10:30 right here on nbc 4. >>> some good news for former president george h.w. bush tonight. he's out of intensive care. the 88-year-old's been i
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 5:00am EST
storm dumped more than a foot. 150 flight cancellations and delays at minneapolis st. paul airport. nbc meteorologist bill karins has been tracking those storms. it looks bad. >> impressive. ten inches in minneapolis. winter has arrived and in a big way through the middle of the country. the wind chills are brutal this morning. all of this mess is now sliding to the east coast. thankfully not the snow and ice. the storm itself is actually located over lower michigan heading up towards just north of buffalo. these storms in the winter that track up into canada drag warmer air to the east coast. that's why we're not worried about a big snow or ice storm on the eastern seaboard. it's going to be warm enough for severe thunderstorms, maybe damaging hail and wind. watching areas of alabama and northern georgia. twa warm air up the east coast. all the cold air has been stored up towards alaska, fairbanks, all the way up towards central canada. the door has now been opened. the cold blast has made it down to texas. there's snow flurries not far away from areas like dallas this morning. as far
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Dec 6, 2012 4:30am EST
tell nbc news syria is preparing chemical weapons for their possible use against the syrian people in the form of aerial bombs. >> reporter: as the fighting grows more intense and syrian rebels close in on damascus, the syrian regime has turned increasingly desperate. u.s. officials tell nbc news the syrian military has now loaded the precursor chemicals for seron nerve gas into aerial bombs that could be dropped from dozens of syrian fighter bombers. this week u.s. intelligence detected a flurry of activity at chemical weapons site, like this one near homs. while u.s. officials confirmed the precursor chemicals are loaded and they must be mixed together to get the sarin gas. president obama and hillary clinton issued strong warning to syria's president bashar al assad. >> it's the point of no return. they're going to lose any sort of backing they had in terms of the chinese and russians. it's a suicide mission. >> reporter: the killing force of sarin nerve gas is devastating. 5,000 kerds were killed in 1988. >>> well, back here at home, fiscal cliff negotiations in washington are sti
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Dec 31, 2012 4:30am EST
expire, as well. nbc has more from capitol hill on the latest with the negotiations. daniel yel danielle, how are the talks going? >> reporter: there's been progress. at 11:00 a.m. the senate get back to work. when they do, they are not going to have a lot of time to come up with a deal to avoid spending cuts and tax increases. both sides are still divided, but before calling it quits yesterday, democratic leader harry reid said he hoped to have an announcement in the morning had the senate gets back to work. aides say they're specifically divided on what salary taxes should increase, but they say there was progress in terms of tax increases for the wealthiest of americans. also avoiding the inheritance tax increases. and democrats say that they're grateful that republicans have given up the demand for cuts to social security at least for now. now this progress has not come easy. democrats have accused republicans of being too stubborn on tax increases. and just yesterday, republicans slammed democrats for failing to give them a counteroffer in the negotiations. minority leader
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Dec 24, 2012 4:00am EST
that's not a disappointment, it's a start. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> the pentagon says the commanding officer of s.e.a.l. team 4 has died in afghanistan. 42-year-old navy commander joe w. price died saturday of what u.s. military officials are calling a noncombat-related injury. they tell nbc news has death is being investigated as a possible suicide. s.e.a.l. team 4 was part of a mission to train local afghan police to fight the taliban. >>> in a possible insider attack, a nato spokesman says an american adviser was shot and killed this morning by an afghan policewoman at kabul headquarters. at least 53 international troops have been killed by afghan soldiers or police this year. >>> back here at home, it is crunch time for holiday shoppers. many retailers have extended hours and stepped up promotions to entice those who have waited until the very last minute to finish their christmas list. nbc has more on this. >> reporter: as santa finishes his list and checks it twice before his big trip, most americans are headed out, too, to finish shopping for everyone on their list.
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Dec 1, 2012 5:00pm PST
venture capitalist, and friends talk to nbc bay area tonight. >>> the biggest of this week's storms is expected to hit the bay area this weekend. >>> good evening. we begin tonight with the weather. another storm headed our way. experts say it could be the strongest of the storms to hit this week. the biggest concern in most areas is flooding. not only in the bay area but in the sierra, as well. we begin tonight with anthony in our weather center with a look at when this next storm is supposed to hit. hello, anthony. >> good evening, diane. long-time coming since we've seen this amount of rain in such a short amount of time. in fact, yesterday alone, lots of places including san francisco, santa rosa, even oakland set record rainfall amounts for yesterday alone. now, more rain is already on our doorstep. we are still under flash flood watches and warnings. not only up against the coast but it does include san francisco, it includes napa and it also does include santa rosa. some of our hardest hit locations with a particular series of storms. you will notice more rain already startin
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Dec 21, 2012 2:00am PST
york with the worst cancellations coming out of chicago. our nbc meteorologist bill karins is tracking the storm for us. what's the latest? >> today was a good day to take off from work if you possibly could. in a lot of areas from the great lakes to the west coast, the wind is howling. the wind is the biggest threat out there. it's going to be this morning in mostly the big cities along i-95. right now winds 39 in philadelphia. 36 in scranton. you have to get in the 50-mile-per-hour range to get damaging winds. that will occur as the sun is coming up this morning around new york city, philadelphia, all of new jersey and then southern new england this afternoon. it's not pretty around chicago with winds at 40 and indianapolis at 40 and areas of snow out here. so it's a very windy day out there. not good for flying. a lot of airline delays. as far as the rain goes, the rain is in green, remember. heavy rain kicking up from philadelphia to new york city through the hudson valley, through scranton and binghamton, new york. that will be over the top of boston this afternoon. the b
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 6:30pm EST
overwhelming response now being felt around the world. "nightly news" begins now. 6 captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> four days since the tragedy that altered our entire country, the gun lobby has spoken its first words on the subject. 9 national rifle association, routine teenl referred to as the most powerful lobbying in the country have been silent out of respect for the victims after one man took 28 lives including his own, 20 little school children in newtown, connecticut. along with mental health the gun control debate has come roar into the american conversation in addition the nra is promising to say more at a news conference at the end of the week. we begin with tom costello in washington. >> reporter: the white house today said president obama supports a bill that would outlaw assault rifles and high ammo clips. four days after the newtown massacre, the nra today broke its silence in a statement saying it's made up of 4 million moms and dads, sons and daughters, who are shocked, sad and heart broken by the murders in newtown. it says it's prepared to offer meaningfu
NBC
Dec 7, 2012 12:35am EST
and applause ] captions paid for by nbc-universal television -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you. looking good. thank you. welcome, everybody. that's what i'm talking about. a great new york city crowd right there, higgins. [ cheers and applause ] welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon." here's what people are talking about. the official white house christmas card just went out. and it's signed by all the members of the first family, also by bo, the dog. [ light laughter ] i thought it was odd when he added the line, "humps and kisses." [ laughter ] you don't have to do that. speaking of obama though, "forbes" has just ranked the president as the world's most powerful person. in response, obama issued this statement, "suck it, bieber." [ laughter ] [ as obama ] suck it, bieber. uhh -- [ laughter ] i got to work on the "uhh --" >> steve: suck it, bieber. >> jimmy: everyone can do it. try that as obama. [ as obama ] >> steve: uh, suck it, bieber. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: pretty good. can you do it? [ as obama ] >> uh, suck it, bieber.
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm EST
law enforcement sources tell nbc news two guns found on adam lanza had been purchased legally by his mother in january of this year. and back in 2010. they also tell nbc there's no evidence of lanza visiting the gun range in the past six months. jay gray has more now from newtown. >> reporter: good evening. it has been another rough day here as you might imagine. first graders from sandy hook elementary school, again, gathering today to bury two more of their classmates. that while students from other schools here actually went back to class for the first time since the tragedy. they are there with extra security and grief counselors on hand to help them with the transition of coming back to school here. thousands continue to pour into the small town. driven here by grief, they say, and just the need to be here and to try to help in some way, memorials are growing in this small town. so is the sentiment that they will get through this. everyone beginning to understand just how long that is going to take and just how difficult it is going to be. getting back to normal, don't talk
NBC
Dec 1, 2012 7:00am PST
i had 14 years ago to do all the things we did. i feel much more vulnerable. >> nbc bay area news. >> the joint powers authority board plans to approve a project that would widen the creek and build levees and flood walls. if the funding is there, construction could begin next year. >> the wet roads could be to blame for a car crash in which a young child was seriously injured. the child was airlifted from the scene of the crash that happened on westbound highway 4 west of laurel yesterday afternoon. several cars were involved in the crash. authorities say the child was thrown from the car that he was in. a woman in the same car was also injured. no word on their condition this morning. >> in san francisco a large tree crashed down, smashing into a mercedes and it happened in the heavy wind and rain near pine and buchanan in the lower pacific heights neighborhood. the road was partially closed as the troee trimmers hauled it away. >> look at recent outages from pg&e. we are looking at small outages across the bay area. the green arrows there are affecting customers from to about 5
NBC
Nov 30, 2012 6:00pm PST
. that's why there's concern going into this weekend. here now is nbc bay area's marianne favro from san jose. >> reporter: chain saws were needed to remove a large ash tray from the walk way of this los altos home. it came crashing down this morning thanks to heavy winds. high winds also caused this power pole to slope, causing high-voltage lines to sag here on alpine road near palo alto. not motorists had to defor more than an hour. if you weren't sitting and waiting if your car today, then you were likely getting splashed. this section of coleman road in san jose was covered with several inches of rain. just one of many flooded areas in the south bay. and here on highway 87 a motorist was stranded as rain came down in sheets. >> i see pretty much accidents on the freeway right now. so i have to drive slow. i don't know. people don't know how to handle it. they drive too fast. >> reporter: while strip mall parking lots look more like muddy holes, this swollen creek turned into a retreat for birds including the great blue heron. cal took photos and enjoyed the solitude on the bike path,
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 5:00am EST
. pentagon sources tell nbc news that syria is preparing chemical weapons for the possible use against the military people in the form of aerial bombs. jim miklaszewski reports. >> reporter: as the fighting grows more intense and syrian rebels close in on damascus, the syrian regime has turned increasingly desperate. u.s. officials tell nbc news the syrian military loaded the precursor chemicals for sarn nerve gas into aerial bombs. that could be dropped from dozens of syrian fighter bombers. this week u.s. intelligence detected a flurry of activity at chemical weapons sites like this one. while u.s. officials confirm the precursor chemicals are loaded, they must still be mixed together to create the deadly sarin gas. the development shook the world. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton issued strong warnings to syria's president assad that there would be serious consequences if he used chemical weapons. >> it's the point of no return. they're going to lose any sort of backing that they had from the chinese and russians in terms of blocking the u.n. vote. and
NBC
Dec 7, 2012 4:30am EST
looming fiscal cliff. it's now just 25 days away. nbc's tracie potts joins us with those details from washington. >>> lynn, good morning. good morning, everyone. the president spent time with a family who answered a call from the white house. the question was what would you do if you had to pay another $2200 in taxes. that's what the white house says will be the average impact on middle class families if they don't work out avoiding this fiscal cliff. the president sat down with a couple, a teacher, a man who works at an auto dealership. they live with her family. the family says they're looking at a couple month's rent if they have to pay more taxes. the president reiterated he absolutely will not sign any deal that does not increase taxes on the wealthy in this country. he said the problem is solvable. >> for them to be burdened unnecessarily because democrats and republicans aren't coming together to solve this problem gives you a sense of the costs involved in very personal terms. >> reporter: now in another development here on capitol hill minority leader mitch mcconnell on the s
NBC
Dec 27, 2012 4:30am EST
trying to get home after the holidays. more than 1700 flights were canceled on wednesday. nbc's meteorologist dylan dreyer is tracking the storm for us this morning. dylan, what can you tell us? >> well, so far under 400 flights have been canceled in the northeast today. this storm is going to create some travel troubles. it's transitioning over to more or less rain right now. but in the new york city area last night, we had some very strong storms move through. we do have reports of flooding in some of the low-lying areas as well. and we do have a lot of known that's already fallen especially back across new york. look at snowfall totals. thompson, ohio picks up 14 inches of snow. all around pennsylvania and new york picked up around a foot of snow, with connecticut coming in at 6 inches. we do have the winter storm warnings and advisories still up across connecticut and northern rhode island and there is a chance we could see an additional foot or more of snow across new england. we're almost done across southern new england. we also have very strong wind gusts especially alon
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